A mum claims she was banned from visiting her local Wetherspoon pub with her five-month-old son for being too ‘messy’.
Celia Kelly, 22, says she was frogmarched out of the pub after being accused of throwing soiled nappies and her UNDERWEAR across the customer toilet.
The mum-of-one says the accusations are “100% untrue” and called them “borderline laughable”.
The popular pub chain has confirmed that Celia was banned “due to the amount and type of mess”.
Celia, who works as a carer at a care home, claims she found out about the ban when she tried to order food at The City and County – JD Wetherspoon in Goole, East Yorkshire on August 15.
A member of staff told her they couldn’t serve her and the deputy manager then escorted Celia out of the building, telling her she “wasn’t welcome” because her child was “too messy”.
Celia said: “I was told that Jayson was too messy and they had CCTV footage and photographic evidence of me leaving dirty nappies and a bra in customer toilets.
“It’s just a personal vendetta against me. The accusations are laughable – I just don’t know where they’ve got it from. They are just lies, they are 100% not true.”
Celia said the allegations were “unbelievable”, adding: “I’m not exactly flat chested, if you know what I mean, so people would know if I had taken my bra off.
“I mean why would I throw dirty nappies around? Why? I just couldn’t believe it – I still can’t.
“The staff members who work there as well have been given me dirty looks and when I’ve been out in the town centre they’ve looking at me in disgust.”
A spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon confirmed Celia had been barred from the City and County, saying: “It is a decision taken by the management and one that is totally supported by the company.
“The reason for the exclusion is due to a previous visit. The reason for the exclusion is due to the amount and type of mess, which was left in the customer area, on and around the tables, on the seats and floor, including dirty nappies, which were also left in the toilets.
“The pub staff and management are extremely proud of their high standards of cleanliness.
“We accept that a certain amount of mess is to be expected, however, this was an unacceptable level and a clear disregard for fellow customers and pub staff.”
The spokesperson added that the CCTV cameras do not cover the public bathrooms.